Bipartisan Senate Bill Seeks to Fight Opioid Abuse with E-Prescribing
"An epidemic of this magnitude requires us to address all aspects of the problem."
Meditech Rolls Out New Expanse EHR System
The company says the new system is “designed for the post-Meaningful Use era.”
Fitbit's Stumble Reflects a Changing Wearables Industry
Patients and physicians are more receptive to wearables than ever, but the industry's old guard have continued to see their share of the market slide.
How NLP and Genomics Can Scrape Psychiatric Insights Out of Unstructured EHR Data
A team of researchers from Harvard and Brigham and Women's says that their new methodology will be made freely available to other researchers.
Nailing Down the Numbers Surrounding Robotic Surgery
The practice seems like it’s ripe for data and analytics, and that’s true—to an extent.
BenevolentAI Buys Into Huge Research Lab to Expand Drug Discovery Operation
The leading artificial intelligence firm will have more room to work with.
VA Plans to Use AI to Track Deteriorating Health in Veterans
The agency continued its march towards tech-savviness by announcing a partnership with AI firm DeepMind.
Could an iPhone App Dramatically Reduce Heart Attack Readmissions?
In a study at Johns Hopkins, the Corrie app produced impressive results. As always, however, accessibility remains a question for digital interventions.
Startup Looks for Its Own Lane With Hands-Free VR Therapy
The newly-announced Bella system uses gaze-based VR, which allows patients to ditch the controller and simply look around.
Examining the Hacking Threat to Heart Implants
Patients, physicians, regulators, manufacturers, and professional societies must make informed decisions based on new threats.
SEC Issues New Guidance for Cyberattack Disclosure
The move is meant to encourage publically-traded companies—like some healthcare services companies that were recently hit—to be more transparent about breaches and vulnerabilities.
There Are Now 1 Million Medical Professionals Using Doximity
The physician social network now has a wealth of capabilities—and responsibilities—its founders never could've imagined.
Cota Raises $40M in New Series C Funding Round
The cash injection is the largest investment round to date for rising oncology analytics firm.
Supreme Court Punts on CareFirst Data Breach Lawsuit
Meanwhile, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey settled another data breach case for $1 million.
GAO: States Spend $100B on Medicaid Demonstrations, with Limited Results
Many of those programs found to have “significant methodological weaknesses and gaps in results."
Immersive Announces Updated Data Governance Framework for Healthcare
“Don’t be afraid to learn about the discipline of data governance. The great news is, you’re probably already doing some of this."
VA Secretary Says Agency Must Replace "130" Different EHR Systems
The contract with Cerner is again expected to be finalized soon, but the agency head stressed the complexity of the project.
Roche Buys Cancer Analytics Star Flatiron Health for $1.9B
The pharma giant likes the start-up's EHR and real-world evidence technologies and its big network of oncology providers.
Celularity Opens Shop with $250M Bang
The company's founders say they want to make a world where "cancer is managed just like the common cold” and "100 years old is the new 60.”
Sony to Demo LTE-M-Ready Diabetes Monitoring Wristband
It will not be dependent on smartphone connection for cellular coverage.
Budget Slates $1B for VA-Cerner Deal as Uncertainty Mounts
Nearly 9 months after it was announced, the deal has not been finalized. Some lawmakers are expressing frustration.
FDA Establishes Precedent by Approving AI-Powered Stroke Triage Software
Today's decision does more than just allow Viz.AI Contact to be marketed: It sets a standard for future software of its kind.
The Nanorobots That Could Choke Out a Tumor
"I think we are much closer to real, practical medical applications of the technology."
With Sales Slowing, Fitbit Acquires Promising Health Coaching Startup
Evolution might be important for Fitbit as the market for wearable devices becomes more complicated.
Maryland Claws $81M Back From IT Contractor
CSC was hired to replace the state's legacy Medicaid processing system. The arrangement quickly turned sour.
Trump Budget Proposal Could Have Health IT Implications
It calls for substantial cuts to HHS divisions that oversee patient data privacy and interoperability initiatives.
Cota CMO Details Collaboration with IBM Watson Health
Andrew Norden, MD, says that he thinks the 2 companies' technologies together are "unsurpassed."
Healthcare Still in the Midst of Breach Season
November through February are often marked by an uptick in cyberattacks, security expert Dustin Hutchison explains.
DiaCarta Raises $45M in Series B Round
The genomics company said the money will go towards strengthening its intellectual property positions and commercializing 1 of its cancer assays
Why Healthcare Should Follow Finance's Lead on Patient Engagement Tech
“Healthcare has always been a very noble profession,” Taha Jangda said. “But it’s also been very transactional.”
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